AjaxWord (www.ajaxword.com) is an open source Web-based word processor. It
closely mimics Microsoft Word in both look-and-feel and functionality. The
application was initially written between 1997 and 1999 using
released on the Web in 2000. In 2005, the application's server-side logic was
migrated to Java and released as open source code.
On the client side, the application looks and feels like a typical desktop
application, e.g., Microsoft Word. The design features the kind of rich
graphical user interface that Microsoft Word users are familiar with, such as
hierarchical menus, toolbars, wizards, file dialogs, and a multiple document
interface (MDI). (Figure 1)
On the server side, the application is a typical Java-based Web application.
User authentication and authorization. User-... (more)
My readers probably know that I am excited about Web 2.0 and have been a
champion for it for many years. Six years ago, I started a company (Nexaweb)
providing software for building Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions because I was
convinced that Web 1.0 has a lot of limitations and the world would need the
The goal of Nexaweb was to enable the next-generation Web. Despite the fact
that Nexaweb has been quietly deployed at over 5,000 enterprises, I did not
hear a single customer inquiry about “Web 2.0” between 2000
and 2004. Of course I didn't predict the "... (more)
The F2F meeting of OpenAjax Alliance at NYC on March 21st worked out really
well in my oppinion.
As a result of the last F2F meeting in October 2007, we formed a new task
force called "Runtime Advocacy Task Force" at OpenAjax. The goal of Runtime
Task Force is to collect a "wish list" from the Ajax community, get the
communities involved, have active dialogs and engage browser vendors, with
the goal of fixing the issues that have bugged down Ajax developers and help
build a better web. So far we've collected a list of 29 issues, of which we
hope to open up to the general public ... (more)
Enterprise Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are the next evolution of
business application development. There are four different approaches to RIA
development - AJAX, Java, Flash, and .NET - and many different RIA solutions
available today. This article answers the following questions: What are
enterprise RIAs? Which approach should you use? Which solutions are
appropriate for you? And how are RIAs being adopted today?
Welcome to a New Paradigm
The Web began as an environment for content sharing and small-scale data
transfer via e-mail, newsgroups, and so forth. These initial use... (more)
Apache XAP - The New Approach to Ajax (1)
XAP is up and running at Apache (under Apache Incubator)...
It's initial website is at: http://incubator.apache.org/xap. For those who
are really brave, feel free to participate email@example.com for
discussions / suggestions / comments, or dig into source repositary.
Why XAP and What Is The Value of Declarative Ajax?
XAP represents a new way of developing, deploying and maintaining Ajax
applications. It uses a declaratiave syntax (XAL, http://www.openxal.org/)